The law does not require a person to hire an attorney to file bankruptcy. The bankruptcy can be filed “pro se” where you represent yourself. However, an individual is taking a risk by not hiring an experienced attorney to navigate the court system and to ensure the paperwork is prepared correctly.
It is extremely important that all schedules required by the bankruptcy court are properly prepared and filed with the court in a timely manner. The bankruptcy court may dismiss the bankruptcy case if schedules are missing. In addition, an individual risks losing their assets – cash, houses, cars, businesses, etc. – if the bankruptcy paperwork is not prepared in a way that fully protects the filer’s assets. Read more